The Conrad Howler

  • Middle School Dance - Feb 22

  • Biotech Fair - March 26

  • Easter Seals Dress Down Day - Feb 22

  • Smash Tournament - Feb 25/26/27

  • Girls' Softball Interest Meeting on Wednesday - Feb 13th

Tiger Mauls Zookeeper

Hirakawa+Zoological+Park%2FKyodo+News+via+AP
Back to Article
Back to Article

Tiger Mauls Zookeeper

Hirakawa Zoological Park/Kyodo News via AP

Hirakawa Zoological Park/Kyodo News via AP

Hirakawa Zoological Park/Kyodo News via AP

Hirakawa Zoological Park/Kyodo News via AP

Blade Tyrrell, Staff

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






On October 8th, a zookeeper was reportedly mauled to death in the tiger enclosure. The victim was 40-year old Akira Furusho, a man living in southern Japan. He was found unconscious and bleeding from his neck at Hirakawa Zoo, Kagoshima. Furusho was moving the tiger from the exhibition to a night-time habitat. Furusho later died at the hospital.

The 375 pound tiger is named Riku. He was tranquilized after the attack, but not put down. Furusho’s family asked the zoo to have mercy on Riku; this is partially due to the fact that Riku is a White tiger, which is a genetic variant of a Bengal tiger.  

The Hirakawa Zoo was open October 9th, but the white tiger exhibit was closed due to the police investigation. Officials are trying to decide whether or not proper safety measures were in place. Autopsy results are pending

Blade Tyrrell, Website Manager

Heyo, I’m Blade Tyrrell. I’m a junior in the class of 2020. My pathway is Computer Science, and I’ve been at Conrad since 6th grade. This is my first...

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Left
  • Tiger Mauls Zookeeper

    Community News

    Zombie Deer Not So Zombie

  • Tiger Mauls Zookeeper

    Community News

    2020 Elections

  • Uncategorized

    Middle School Dance – Feb 22

  • Uncategorized

    Biotech Fair – March 26

  • Uncategorized

    Easter Seals Dress Down Day – Feb 22

  • Tiger Mauls Zookeeper

    Community News

    Wilmington Police Officer Charged With Rape

  • Uncategorized

    Smash Tournament – Feb 25/26/27

  • Tiger Mauls Zookeeper

    Entertainment

    21 Savage Arrested by ICE

  • Tiger Mauls Zookeeper

    Community News

    Indian Man Sues Parents For Giving Birth To Him

  • Tiger Mauls Zookeeper

    Community News

    Super Bowl LIII

Navigate Right
The student news site of Conrad Schools of Science
Tiger Mauls Zookeeper